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C. Youe

Department of History
Memorial University of NewfoundlandC. Youe
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7
Email: cyoue[at]
Room: HH-1005
Phone: (709)864-8112


  • B.A. Lancaster, M.A., Ph.D. Dalhousie


  • Winner of the Council Student's Union Teaching Award, 1998.

Research Interests

  • Colonialism; Eastern and Southern Africa; Political and Social history

Chris Youé has been teaching at Memorial since 1985. In 1986 he published Robert Thorne Coryndon: Proconsular Imperialism in Southern and Eastern Africa 1897-1925 based on his PhD thesis from Dalhousie University. His articles on colonialism, racism, agrarian change, African labour and segregation in southern and eastern Africa have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, African Affairs, the International Journal of African Historical Studies, the Canadian Journal of African Studies, the Canadian Journal of History and the International History Review. He serves on the Editorial Board of the International History Review and the Canadian Journal of African Studies (where he has been review editor since 1997). He is also on the Editorial Board of the Nigerian Journal of History and Diplomatic Studies. In 2001 he co-edited Agency and Action in Colonial Africa (Palgrave) with his former student Tim Stapleton.

His publications coming out in 2008 are "Sara Baartman: Inspection/Dissection/Resurrection" (Review Article); "Comparative Methodology and the Meaning of Segregation" and an encyclopaedia entry on the Third World.

He is currently working on a comparative history of segregation in South Africa, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and Kenya in the twentieth century

At Memorial he has taught British imperialism, modern African history, South Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, comparative segregation, Mau Mau, the twentieth-century world, historical methodology and various graduate courses.